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University of Minnesota Receives National Award for Energy Efficiency in Parking Structures

U of M analysis shows how angler smartphone apps can revolutionize fish management

Everyday Access to Nature Improves Quality of Life in Older Adults

University of Minnesota names Jessica Hellmann director of the Institute on the Environment

Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year

U of M adding research capacity in aquatic invasive plants management

U of M sustainable housing design team wins national championship

Diversity is key to stability, grassland study finds

U of M Gains Cloud-based access to global high-resolution satellite imagery

The University of Minnesota announced today that it has been selected as one of only two universities in the country to gain open access to DigitalGlobe Basemap, an online map and database of current, high-resolution satellite imagery of the globe. Access to DigitalGlobe Basemap creates vast new possibilities for academic research and education at the University of Minnesota.

U of M Resilient Communities Project partners with Carver County to advance community sustainability

The University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is pleased to announce that Carver County has been selected as its partner community for the 2015–2016 academic year. The partnership will bring the expertise of the University and hundreds of graduate and professional students to sustainability-related projects identified by Carver County and its partners, which include the Carver County Community Development Agency, SouthWest Transit, Independent School District 112, and the Cities of Victoria, Chaska, and Watertown.

U of M student start-ups win 2015 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on solar-powered microgrids for rural India and environmentally friendly feminine hygiene products have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2015 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

New Exhibit Highlights Effects of Bird Collisions, Promotes Conservation